(1) Penalties. Any person who violates Section 9-4002 above shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000). Each day of operation shall constitute a separate offense.
(a) Notices of violations shall be issued by any person authorized to enforce ordinances, pursuant to the procedures set forth in Section 10-1606 of this Code. Contested charges of violations shall be resolved, penalties shall be imposed, and payments shall be collected and processed by the Director of Finance and the Office of Administrative Review (or such other office as the Director of Finance shall designate), all pursuant to the procedures set forth in Sections 10-1604 through 10-1609, except that any person to whom a ticket is issued may, within eight (8) days of receipt, agree to forfeit the APM in lieu of contesting the violation and in lieu of any other fines or penalties.
(b) Removal. In addition to issuance of a notice of violation, whenever any officer with authority to enforce ordinances, including, for purposes of this Section, any Department inspector, reasonably believes an APM is being used in violation of this Chapter, the officer may remove the APM using the following procedure:
(.1) The officer shall post notice on the APM that it is operating illegally and that it will be removed if still operating illegally after forty-eight (48) hours (weekends and legal holidays excluded from that calculation);
(.2) If the officer returns after those forty-eight (48) hours and the APM still is operating illegally, the officer may remove the APM, but shall leave notice as to where and how the APM may be recovered;
(.3) The Department shall establish, either by regulation or by written internal policy, any additional procedures for removal and recovery of APMs.